Brunei’s lawn bowlers bag silver at SEA Games

Fadhil Yunus in Manila, the Philippines

Brunei Darussalam’s lawns bowls team delivered the country’s fifth silver medal in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games following a 24-6 loss to Malaysia in the men’s fours final at the Friendship Gate field of Clark Global City yesterday.

The quartet of Bahren Abdul Rahman, Mohd Hazmi bin Haji Idris, Haji Amli bin Haji Gafar and Haji Osman bin Haji Yahya became the latest team that produced a medal for Brunei in lawn bowls.

The Brunei team were beaten by Malaysia’s Mohd Idham Amin, Daeng Dhadyry Dahasry, Zulhilmie Redzuan and Fairul Izwan Abdul Muin, who secured their fourth lawn bowls gold.

The 2017 champions Philippines comprising Curte Robert Guarin, Emmanuel Portacio, Leoncio Carreon and Ronald Lising bagged bronze.

The men’s fours helped win a second silver in lawn bowls for the country following the heroics of the women’s pairs through Amaliah binti Haji Matali and Esmawandy Ibrahim.

It was another near miss in the hunt for gold for both Amaliah and Esmawandy after they struck silver in the singles and doubles event in Kuala Lumpur two years ago.

Meanwhile, the women’s triples team comprising Nurul Nazzirah Jefri, Norafizah Matossen and Niswan Mujibah bin Haji Hasnan fell short of their quest for a medal after they were edged 17-15 by Malaysia in the bronze medal playoffs.

The other three silver medals that Brunei won came from wushu in the men’s taijiquan, women’s taijiquan and men’s duilian events.

Brunei Darussalam’s lawn bowls team in a group photo. PHOTO: INFOFOTO